American Meditation Institute (AMI) founders Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter will present an important lecture on “The Ancient Chakra System as a Diagnostic Tool” at AMI’s 11th annual CME conference on Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive 31 CME training is accredited by the American Medical Association and designed to help prevent and relieve stress and burnout in physicians and other health care professionals.

Since 1996, Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter have taught Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. Today, through The American Meditation Institute, their mission is to unite Eastern philosophy with Western medicine. The Perlmutters are direct disciples of Swami Rama of the Himalayas—the medical pioneer who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system can be voluntarily controlled. These research demonstrations have been one of the major cornerstones of the modern mind/body medicine movement. Mr. Perlmutter is also the editor of “Transformation”—the journal of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine.

Commenting on the effectiveness of the chakra system, Jenness Perlmutter states that, “The power to relieve and prevent burnout lies within each of us. It is simply a matter of attaining the necessary knowledge, and then cultivating our determination and will. By employing the ancient chakra system as a diagnostic tool, physicians and other medical providers can experience better health, less burnout, more creativity and kinder home/ work balance. By learning to employ their knowledge of chakra psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress), physicians will be able to diagnose and treat dis-ease with greater clarity and understanding.”

This “Heart and Science of Yoga” 31 CME conference is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education. By design, it offers a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine to relieve and prevent physician burnout. In addition to the Perlmutters’ lecture on the “chakra system as a diagnostic tool,” topics at this year’s conference will include instruction on AMI Meditation, Epigenetics, mantra science, yoga psychology, resiliency, mind function optimization, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, positional therapy for chronic pain relief, lymph system detoxification, and panel discussions on “reimagining medicine” and meditation-in-action.”

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty create a dynamic and interactive course for their students.  Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter, other distinguished presenters will include Dr. Robert Schneider MD, Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician focusing on prevention and treatment, and former course director for the The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s “Food As Medicine” program in Washington, DC; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; and Lee Albert, NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.

Since 2009, when this conference was first offered, numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey have endorsed AMI’s core curriculum.  According to previous attendee Kristin Kaelber, MD, a board certified internist in Cleveland, Ohio, “The material presented in AMI’s CME conference represents the future of medical education. It has provided me the practical tools to be a better physician, wife, mother and friend. Anyone burdened by the stress and burnout of practicing medicine today definitely needs this wisdom.”

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Jenness Cortez Perlmutter

“By learning to employ their knowledge of chakra psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress), physicians will be able to diagnose and treat dis-ease with greater clarity and understanding.”